James Kenney is the director of InterStitch Films (www.interstitch.com). He first professionally created title sequences for film and graphics for broadcast projects at Imaginary Forces in Hollywood.
His work includes four internationally-screened short films and two finished feature documentary films: Polack and Other Than. A third feature documentary, Housewife in the Heart of Darkness, is currently in post production.
Jim was a curatorial assistant at the National Gallery of Art and completed the Practical Film Laboratory at Pixar Animation Studios. He has degrees in painting and design and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
In 2006, Jim was recognized with an Insight Award from the National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists. Film projects to which Jim has contributed have been awarded by prominent international festivals and organizations, including The Sundance Film Festival and The Academy of Motion Pictures.
In addition, Jim is the founder and director of SF Shorts: The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films. Jim taught at the California College of the Arts for 13 years where he was an Associate Professor and elected as an Adobe Higher Education Leader. He is a founder and Vice President of Real Ideas Studio (www.realideasstudio.org), a non-profit global filmmaking community that screens many years at the Cannes Film Festival.